What is FeMBMS mode?
FeMBMS (Further evolved multimedia broadcast multicast service) is a further development of the LTE broadcast mode eMBMS in 3GPP Release 14. It enables 100% of the transmission capacity to be used for broadcasting services. FeMBMS also allows larger transmitter cells in a single frequency network.
FeMBMS receivers are designed based on software-defined radio technology. In the future, this technology could be integrated into smartphones, tablets and TVs.
What is 3GPP Release 14?
Release 14 of the 3G Partnership Project (3GPP) standard supports important requirements for economically broadcasting TV programs in large-cell 4G and 5G networks. Improvements include reception without a SIM card and without authentication, as well as the option of using up to 100 percent of the available transmission capacity in the new further evolved multimedia broadcast multicast service (FeMBMS) mode for broadcast applications. Considerably increased inter-site distances permit the use of broadcast transmitter stations for economical area coverage. The 3GPP standard established a receive-only mode without the need for a return channel and defined the audiovisual transport and coding formats that are now used in broadcasting technology.